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Hospitality-Based Charities Tap Guests’ Desire To Do Good

In the hotel industry, more and more brands are placing an emphasis on corporate social responsibility. Some of these brands are thinking outside of simply making charitable donations and are implementing initiatives that engage...

Reshaping the C-Suite: Diversity on Executive Boards

The hospitality industry is constantly changing, with executives always searching for ways to better level the playing field. And change, of course, starts at the top. In recent years, many major hotel companies have...

Beyond the Law: Lawyer Samantha Ahuja

Fascinated by hotels from an early age, lawyer Samantha Ahuja brings comprehensive insight to hospitality legal issues and advises her clients on everything from negotiating management contracts to financing.  Samantha Ahuja, partner at the hospitality...

Outsourcing Linens Can Save Money, Water, and Energy

For hoteliers who are simultaneously concerned about the environmental impact of their laundry services, as well as the cost of doing laundry in-house, outsourcing their laundry may be the answer. According to Joe Ricci,...

The Baymont Boom

Baymont Inn & Suites has started the year off right. The brand, which joined Wyndham Hotels in They were listed on Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list for 2017 and named top budget-friendly brand in Money...